Spring, 2022
Dear Friends,

Welcome to the spring 2022 edition of the Leadership Compass. In it, you’ll find a wide range of resources that reflect the current state of leadership. Please be sure to check-out my featured article, The Distraction Paradox, as it applies to leaders and teams everywhere. 

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David O'Brien
Featured Article: The Distraction Paradox
The main thing is keeping the main thing, the main thing.” This powerful observation from author Steven R. Covey offers a multitude of insights into one of today’s most pressing leadership challenges. On one level, it reminds us of the constant need for a keen, unwavering focus on things that matter most. On another level, it offers an inspiring guidepost for helping us to discover our full leadership capacity both in and out of work.

With very few exceptions, leaders today are stretched (and in many cases stressed) to a level that borders on unhealthy. Add to this the pandemic and the accelerating demands of life outside of work and most leaders would agree that it’s a huge challenge to keep the main thing the main thing with a high degree of consistency.

In The News &
Upcoming Events
David O’Brien to Present Building Employee Engagement Program at SHRM Chapter Event
David will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Human Resource Management Association of Central MA on June 9, 2022 at Cyprian Keys in Boylston, MA. His program, Building Employee Satisfaction & Engagement provides leaders with a researched based, actionable framework for increasing employee satisfaction and engagement to help boost stakeholder impact and value. To learn more or to register, please visit HRMA of Central Massachusetts.
David O’Brien to present Leadership Visioning Program
at Legal Administrators Event
David will be the featured speaker at the Nutmeg Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators annual meeting on June 15, 2022 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel & Conference Center in Rocky Hill, CT. His program, Harnessing the Power of Leadership Vision provides leaders with a proven process for turning leadership vision into a reality where all employees understand their role in the visioning journey. To learn more or to register, please visit the ALA Nutmeg Chapter - Meeting/Event Information.
David O’Brien featured on the Podcast
Leading From The Front with Dr. Gary McGrath
David was recently the featured guest on the Leading From The Front podcast with well-known leadership expert Dr. Gary McGrath. In this episode David and Gary discuss what it means to lead in uncertain and chaotic times and why leadership clarity and purpose are so critically important during the pandemic.

To tune-in to this podcast episode, please visit, WorkChoice Solutions, LLC Media Interviews
Leading in The Post-Pandemic Workplace
Now Available in 3 Delivery Formats
Based on the positive response from over three hundred participants around the country and interest from a wide range of clients, the Leading in the Post-Pandemic Workplace program is now available in three different delivery formats. The 90-minute version of the original 60-minute version allows participants to take a deeper dive on the Organizational Pulse Survey and the Team Reflection Questions and the 30-minute version is delivered as an Executive Summary of the research findings with an emphasis on key executive actions that will drive organizational success in the post-pandemic workplace.

WorkChoice Solutions Launches Virtual Version of Building Team Clarity & Purpose Program
In response to the impact that the new normal has had on teams everywhere, WorkChoice Solutions is pleased to announce that our popular program, Building Team Clarity & Purpose is now available in both the live and virtual delivery formats. Delivered over a 6 to 10-week timeframe, the 3-part series of team development modules is designed to address the new workplace realities in a way that helps teams expand their awareness while also helping to reignite their clarity, sense of shared purpose and passion. To learn more, please see the full program outline.
Leadership Thought To Consider
Thought To Consider

"Vulnerability is the glue that binds relationships together." – Brené Brown

Leadership Suggestion: Consider what this quote means in your world of work and in your role as a leader. Also try to uncover the leadership opportunity that it presents. 
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